2017 CABERNET FRANQ

Cabernet Franc is a classic Bordeaux variety that has principally been used as a blending component in Bordeaux wines. When produced as a straight varietal it typically produces medium bodied wines with great perfume. The flavours are reminiscent of Cabernet Sauvignon but the style is more feminine with the tannins being finer and softer.

PALATE

It is a medium bodied richly flavoured wine with attractive sweet fruit displaying red fruits, plum skin, raspberry coulis and red capsicum with notes of sarsaparilla, rhubarb and pomegranate. This wine is noticeably soft with fine slightly chalky tannins juicy and fleshy with noticeable oak that adds just an element of grip and structure to this otherwise silky soft wine.

REGION

Margaret River

COLOR

Bright red with a red purple hue

AROMA

A lifted aroma of red currant, violets, raspberry and blueberry with hints of cranberry, tomato leaf, cola and green plum.

ALC VOL

14.0 percent

WINEMAKING & VITICULTURE

The grapes are grown in Margaret River on our Yallingup vineyard . The grapes are harvested before being crushed into a traditional open concrete fermenter and fermented on skins for only 6 days before pressing. This short period of skin contact reduces the amount of tannin extracted and ensures the result is a soft approachable wine suitable for early release.

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$300